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Major Security Flaw Lets Hackers Take Over Android Phones With A Single Text Message

A major security flaw on Android phones let’s hackers break in with a single text. You don’t even have to open the message to get hacked.

07/28/2015

Google's search engine. (AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Google Launches ‘Safe Browsing’ System To Prevent Installation Of Unwanted Software

Google discovers more than 50,000 malware-infected sites per month. Whenever a potential threat is detected by the safe browsing system, it will display a red warning sign advising a user to stay away.

03/12/2015

Microsoft Internet Explorer

Homeland Security Warns Against Using Microsoft Internet Explorer Until Security Gap Is Fixed

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has warned of a massive hack of Microsoft Corp’s Internet Explorer, advising the public to use different browsers.

04/28/2014

OkCupid.com CEO Sam Yagan. (OkCupid)

Before Mozilla Exec’s Donation To Prop 8, OkCupid.com CEO Also Donated To Anti-Gay Candidate

The CEO of dating service OkCupid.com, which urged customers not to use Mozilla’s Firefox browser because of the Mozilla CEO’s past support of Proposition 8, once donated to an anti-gay congressman, according to a report.

04/08/2014

Former Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich (Mozilla Foundation)

Mozilla CEO Resignation Over Gay Marriage Stance Raises Free-Speech Issues

The resignation of Mozilla’s CEO amid outrage that he supported an anti-gay marriage campaign is prompting concerns about how Silicon Valley’s strongly liberal culture might quash the very openness that is at the region’s foundation.

04/04/2014

Former Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich (Mozilla Foundation)

Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich Resigns After Backlash Over Support For Prop 8 Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Mozilla Chief Executive Officer Brendan Eich has resigned his post after revelations of his prior support for California’s doomed same-sex marriage ban created a backlash among Mozilla employees.

04/03/2014

A protest message greets users on OkCupid.com using a Firefox browser. (CBS)

Dating Website Discourages Firefox Users Over Mozilla CEO Support Of Same-Sex Marriage Ban

An online dating site is asking its customers not to use the Firefox browser made by Mountain View-based Mozilla as a protest against Mozilla’s new chief executive over his prior support of California’s gay marriage ban.

03/31/2014

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Mountain View’s Mozilla Foundation Developing Firefox Phone OS

Mozilla, the non-profit foundation behind the popular Firefox Web browser, is launching a new phone operating system.

02/24/2013

A sign is displayed outside of the Google headquarters in Mountain View. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Tech Report: Mozilla Updates Firefox To Encrypt Google Searches

Mozilla is releasing an updated Firefox browser that they say will make your surfing even safer. The new browser will automatically encrypt Google searches.

07/18/2012

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Firefox To Develop ‘Do Not Track’ Privacy Tool

The browser will give users the opportunity to block advertisers from collecting information about them.

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